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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Oceana County
[Data based on a sample. For information on confidentiality protection, sampling error, nonsampling error, and definitions, see text]

Subject Number Percent Subject Number Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT       NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH    
     Population 3 years and over            Total poplulation 26,873 100.0
      enrolled in school 7,065 100.0   Native 25,704 95.6
Nursery school, preschool 357 5.1       Born in United States 25,604 95.3
Kindergarten 374 5.3           State of residence 21,001 78.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3,524 49.9           Different state 4,603 17.1
High school (grades 9-12) 2,076 29.4       Born outside United States 100 0.4
College or graduate school 734 10.4   Foreign born 1,169 4.4
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 729 2.7
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 262 1.0
  Population 25 years and over 17,134 100.0       Not a citizen 907 3.4
Less than 9th grade 1,313 7.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 2,153 12.6   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 6,754 39.4     Total (excluding born at sea) 1,169 100.0
Some college, no degree 3,533 20.6   Europe 111 9.5
Associate degree 1,224 7.1   Asia 36 3.1
Bachelor's degree 1,373 8.0   Africa 11 0.9
Graduate or professional degree 784 4.6   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 991 84.8
Percent high school graduate or higher 79.8 (X)   Northern America 20 1.7
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 12.6 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 25,165 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 20,856 100.0   English only 22,273 88.5
Never married 4,511 21.6   Language other than English 2,892 11.5
Now married, except separated 12,592 60.4           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,156 4.6
Separated 252 1.2   Spanish 2,470 9.8
Widowed 1,357 6.5           Speak English less than '"very well"' 1,086 4.3
 Female 1,080 5.2   Other Indo-European languages 354 1.4
Divorced 2,144 10.3           Speak English less than '"very well"' 55 0.2
 Female 1,042 5.0   Asian and Pacific Island languages 34 0.1
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 10 0.0
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 26,873 100.0
           under 18 years 392 100.0     Total ancestries reported 27,402 102.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 141 36.0   Arab 23 0.1
        Czech¹ 201 0.7
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 287 1.1
          Civilian population 18 years and over 19,289 100.0   Dutch 2,390 8.9
Civilian veterans 3,009 15.6   English 2,787 10.4
        French (except Basque)¹ 1,083 4.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 539 2.0
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 6,273 23.3
     Population 5 to 20 years 6,761 100.0   Greek 39 0.1
With a disability 540 8.0   Hungarian 101 0.4
     Population 21 to 64 years 14,478 100.0   Irish¹ 2,801 10.4
With a disability 3,148 21.7   Italian 422 1.6
 Percent employed 49.5 (X)   Lithuanian 118 0.4
No disability 11,330 78.3   Norwegian 504 1.9
 Percent employed 75.5 (X)   Polish 1,079 4.0
     Population 65 years and over 3,694 100.0   Portuguese 0 0.0
With a disability 1,650 44.7   Russian 67 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 365 1.4
        Scottish 420 1.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 41 0.2
  Population 5 years and over 25,165 100.0   Subsaharan African 30 0.1
Same house in 1995 15,758 62.6   Swedish 870 3.2
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 8,954 35.6   Swiss 97 0.4
 Same county 4,381 17.4   Ukrainian 47 0.2
 Different county 4,573 18.2   United States or American 1,965 7.3
  Same state 3,316 13.2   Welsh 127 0.5
  Different state 1,257 5.0   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 453 1.8   Other ancestries 4,726 17.6
 
Date: July 7, 2006
 
-Represent zero or rounds to zero.    (X) Not applicable.
¹ The data represent a combination of two ancestries shown separately in Summary File 3. Czech includes Czechoslovakian. French includes Alsatian. French Canadian includes Acadian/Cajun. Irish includes Celtic.
Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Census 2000.

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